Lavan Gopaul is currently the Director of Merchant Afrika, a private equity firm. His business experience includes various director level and senior management roles in stock brokering, derivatives, fund management and law. Gopaul graduated with a Masters (MPA) from Harvard University, where he was made a Mason Fellow. He also graduated with a Master’s in Law (LLM) in International Banking and Finance Law at Boston University. He also holds both the Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the full suite of stock-brokering and trading certificates. Gopaul is admitted as an advocate to the High Court of South Africa. He is a candidate barrister (England and Wales) and a member of the Inner Temple, London.